Charles Tupper (Tupper Charles)( Prime Minister of Canada.)
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Biography Charles Tupper (Tupper Charles)
Born in Amherst (prov. Nova Scotia), July 2, 1821. He was educated at Horton Academy in Acadia and in Edinburgh. In 1843 he returned to Amherst, where he began to practice. In 1867-1870 - Chairman of the Canadian Medical Association. In 1855 he was elected to the Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1857-1860 and in 1863-1867 served as Secretary, and in 1967 - Premier of Nova Scotia. In 1867 he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons, in 1870 became chairman of the Privy Council. Largely due to Tupper, Nova Scotia became a province of Canada. He has held positions of Minister of Inland Revenue, the Minister of Customs Duties in the Government Dzh.Makdonalda. Later he was Minister of Public Works, then minister of railways and canals. In 1884 was appointed High Commissioner of Canada in the United Kingdom, but in 1887 he returned to Ottawa as Minister of Finance. The following year was re-appointed high commissioner, has held the position of wholehearted support for the federal structure of the British Empire. In 1896, was recalled to Canada and was appointed to the post of Secretary of State. In the same year took over as prime minister, but was in power for only 10 weeks, having suffered defeat at the next election. He continued his political activities in Parliament as opposition leader, though losing the election of 1900. Away from politics for a long time he lived in Vancouver, then moved to England. In 1879 he was elevated to a knighthood, in 1888 received a baronetcy. Died Tapper Bekslihite (UK) 30 October 1915.